Covid-19 In France – “L’espoir renait”
This video of President Macron’s 3rd speech about Covid-19 is also accessible on the website of The Elysée where you can read the whole text (beware I spotted a couple of typos).
It has been 4 weeks since the President’s last speech about how France is handling the Covid-19 pandemic. This new speech on Easter Monday has a different tone, recognising failures, expressing gratitude, care and hope. France is facing 4 more weeks of lockdown – “confinement” – until May 11 (a 4-week extension). While it may be a frustrating time, there is hope that life will slowly improve from May 11.
VCE Students And Advanced Learners Of French Should Read Macron’s Speech About Covid-19
This is another great piece of a leader’s communication, well worth watching, reading and analysing. It is certainly quite a long speech about Covid-19, by Australian standards. However if you have the time, do read it and learn some vocabulary that will be useful when you want to discuss the management of Covid-19 and the impact of the virus on people’s lives.
If you are a VCE/IB student, there is a long list of possible questions for your writing task around the current pandemic and the rapid changes it has brought to our society. Consider practising around journal entries, imaginative text, evaluative article, formal letter, informal letter/email, speech……. Macron’s speeches are full of ideas, useful expressions, vocabulary…
Don’t be afraid to listen and read this speech. The President always speaks very clearly. Many of you will enjoy listening to him. If you are less fluent in French, or simply not yet confident, the text will help everyone; the text scrolls on the screen and it is also available below the video.
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As always, we are here to help you learn French and enjoy our beautiful language. In these challenging times of forced isolation to win the battle against Covid-19, you can start or continue to learn French to exercise your brain. And we are tutoring on Zoom for our private and semi-private French lessons and for our group French classes.
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